Asked on Jun 16, 2020

Painting metal pieces on dining chairs

K. RuppHomeroadKmdreamer


How to paint metal pieces on dining chairs?

13 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Jun 16, 2020

    Hello there,

    You could mask off the areas so you! don't get paint all over and use a spray paint or a paint especially for metal and use a brush. good luck

  • Gk
    on Jun 16, 2020

    If you can remove all the metal parts from the cushions you could use spray paint for metal. You might want to apply a primer first. This isn't going to last forever but perhaps once you do it the first time you can see how it can be redone if you get nicks and scratches. Check with you local home improvement store in the paint section as to what products would work best. Rustoleum makes good spray paint products for metal. You may want to add spray poly over the paint as a protective finish.

  • Em
    on Jun 16, 2020

    Use a paint especially made for metal. Best to do a light sanding first. Some metal paints require a primer and some do not. Use painters tape to cover what you do not want painted. Ask at the paint counter. They will help you choose the proper paint.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jun 16, 2020

    Hello could you possibly post a photograph to better see your situation and area of concern?

    Having a visual might be helpful to be able to offer the best guidance.

    My first inclination for a nice paint job would be spray paint. But I have no idea of the surface area you might be talking off if it’s very small or large

  • Spray paint designed for use on metal.

  • Beth
    on Jun 16, 2020

    I've used this, and it works well, but you will get a hammered metal finish:

    You can also get it at Home Depot or most other home improvement stores.

  • Recreated Designs
    on Jun 16, 2020

    Hi Allison, there are some great metal paints that you can use a brush with if you don't want to spray paint (and paints that will stick even to metal like General Finishes and Annie Sloan) if you want a different look. Rustoleum makes a great paint that is made to adhere to metal and comes in lots of beautiful colours. If you use a brush to apply it you won't have to be as worried about the overspray. Good luck with your project.

  • Dee
    on Jun 16, 2020

    Hi Allison: Tape off the areas you do not want to paint. You can also use newspaper to keep those areas clean. Then buy som Auto primer, or use Rustoleum auto primer. Lightly sand and then use either Auto paint or Rustoleum spray paint to finish off the metal parts.

  • Cindy
    on Jun 17, 2020

    Hi Allison. Cindy here. Start by sanding the metal parts. Then wipe down with clean water. Be sure to remove all the sanding dust. Start with a clean surface. Then you can paint. Rustoleum paint has paints made especially for metal. Read the can to see if you need to prime it first. Some have primer in the paint. Tape off anything you don't want paint on. You likely need a couple coats of paint. Always wait for the last coat to dry before starting the next coat. Good luck Allison. Hope all is well with you.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jun 17, 2020

    RustOleum has some great metal paint. Scuff with steel wool, clean with denatured alcohol, then paint. Of course, you will have to cover the chairs so they aren't messed up. You might also consider adding a glaze to give the bright gold an antique look.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jun 20, 2020

    Get a small tiny brush and use craft paint and GO.

  • Homeroad
    on Jun 22, 2020

    I use chalk paint. Almost any kind will do, Rustoleum has a good brand of Chalked paint

  • K. Rupp
    on Jun 23, 2020

    Yes, Rustoleum spray paints are my favorite for metal. And now they have so many different metal finishes. You might want to check out Black Stainless Steel. It's my favorite and hard to find. It's dark, but has silver highlights!

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